Mott Capital Management, LLC

Thematic Growth

Managed by Mott Capital Management, LLC
Generational and demographic shifts4 to 5 themes

Mott Capital Management uses a long-term thematic growth approach to investing in equities. We search for investments that both reflect and help to shape generational and demographic shifts. Mott uses a philosophy of buying these companies for a 3- to 5-year time horizon, with the belief that a long-term holding period gives themes and our chosen companies a chance to fully develop. In our view, the long time horizon also serves to mitigate the risk associated with the short-term impact of market volatility.

Portfolio risk score
Strategy Stocks
Management fee 1.00%
Min investment $5,000
Performance
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Performance

Last 30 days -5.0%
Last 90 days -8.2%
Last 365 days 1.9%
Since inception (annualized) 9.0%
2022 (YTD) -13.4%
2021 19.8%
2020 27.6%
2019 34.7%
2018 -7.4%
2017 19.0%
2016 -0.9%

Risk metrics (last 365 days)

Volatility 15.9%
Sharpe ratio 0.05
Sortino ratio 0.07
Maximum drawdown -16.5%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.7%

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Research

Mott Capital uses top down analysis. We come up with a theme we would like to focus on and drill down to companies from there. We look at variety of things, from fundamentals, to technical. Most importantly, however, the company needs to have a good growth story. We NEVER use models of any kinds. They are useless in our opinion.

Approach

Typically, the portfolio is constructed with a focus on 4 to 5 themes. Examples of themes vary and can range from the needs of aging populations to the shifting media landscape. With a 3 to 5 year investment outlook, we have the opportunity to develop a deep analytical understanding of each portfolio holding, and in some case build a personal relationship with the company. The overall portfolio is made up of 15 to 19 stocks, each receiving an approximately equal weighting of 5 percent, with an additional target cash balance of 5 percent. We do not use leverage, short positions or options: we strictly hold long positions in equities. In addition to using time to mitigate risk, we lever or de-lever the portfolio by increasing or decreasing the number of shares of each portfolio company to maintain consistency with our target range.

Sell discipline

We sell when the story of our investment has changed or determine that growth in a specific theme or company has matured.

Exceptions

None

Mott Capital Management, LLC

About Mott Capital Management, LLC

Mott Capital Management uses a long-term thematic growth approach to investing in equities. We search for investments that both reflect and help to shape generational and demographic shifts.

Mott uses a philosophy of buying these companies for a 3- to 5-year time horizon, with the belief that a long-term holding period gives themes and our chosen companies a chance to fully develop. In our view, the long time horizon also serves to mitigate the risk associated with the short-term impact of market volatility.

Disclosures

Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and all investments, including those in this portfolio, involve the risk of loss, including loss of principal and a reduction in earnings.

This portfolio was launched on Interactive Advisors on July 14, 2015, when clients were able to start investing in it. All performance information on this page is actual performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account and presented “net of fees”. The actual performance chart is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. Actual client returns will differ. All Portfolio Manager information including personal data, profiles, and strategies has been provided by the Portfolio Manager. Interactive Advisors makes no representation or warranty of its accuracy, completeness or relevance and it does not represent the opinions of Interactive Advisors.

Important information
  1. All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account, using the manager’s own funds. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by Interactive Advisors on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and reflects the deduction of broker commissions (when commissions were charged). Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Interactive Advisors' trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Interactive Advisors’ advisory fees are simulated and applied retroactively to present the portfolio return “net-of-fees”.
  2. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors (e.g., Refinitiv Worldscope database) to provide these returns. Neither Interactive Advisors nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
  3. None of the performance information displayed on this page is based on the actual performance of any Interactive Advisors client account investing in this portfolio. The performance in an Interactive Advisors client account invested in this portfolio may differ (i.e., be lower or higher) from the performance of the account managing this portfolio and portrayed on this page based on a variety of factors, such as trading restrictions imposed by the client (resulting in different account holdings), time of initial investment, amount of investment, frequency and size of cash flows in and out of the client account, applicable brokerage commissions (when commissions were charged), and different corporate actions. Clients investing in this portfolio may view the actual performance of their investment in this portfolio by logging into their Interactive Advisors account and reviewing their customized dashboard.
  4. Not all transactions underlying the performance information displayed on this page will appear in accounts due to Interactive Advisors’ trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
  5. Clients may restrict any of the securities traded in their account, but should note that any restrictions they place on their investments could affect the performance of their account leading it to perform differently, worse or better, than (a) the above-portrayed account managing the portfolio or (b) other client accounts invested in the same portfolio.
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  9. Transaction history is available upon request. Portfolio classifications are provided by Interactive Advisors, and are intended to serve as a general guide.
  10. In addition to Interactive Advisors’ management fees, clients will also be charged management fees and other expenses (custodian fees, brokerage commissions, and legal and accounting fees) by ETF issuers if the portfolio contains ETFs.

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